Crab Umbra

Crab Umbra

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

{{2,U}}: Untap enchanted creature.

Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crab Umbra Discussion

kamarupa on Kiora's Mangroves

11 months ago

Thanks a bunch for the suggestions, heckproof! Unfortunately, I was already aware of Arbor Elf and that I could create infinite mana with it. I am also aware that Bloom Tender is an even faster infinite mana combo. I'm not really interested in infinite mana, tho. What the deck really needs is another spell like Freed from the Real . I've considered trying to use Crab Umbra and Intruder Alarm , but their abilities are just too slow.

Also, I can already tutor up Mind Spring with Muddle the Mixture .

DrukenReaps on

1 year ago

So first thing that came to my mind on seeing this list is that you already have an overwhelming amount of so you may want to switch to either Memnarch or Empress Galina . Both of which still do the mind control theme.

If you are attached to this commander you will want about 36 lands. This page can be a little overwhelming to look over but is rather useful.

Merieke Ri Berit Budget Options

You can follow that to other budget versions of her. The page just summarizes commonly used cards.

Something you have completely missed out on is untap effects with your commander. When she is untapped the controlled creature is killed. With enough untap effects out you can machine gun down all of your opponent's creatures.

Freed from the Real , Pemmin's Aura , Crab Umbra , Royal Assassin , Adarkar Valkyrie , Brago, King Eternal are all pretty good options for the deck.

TheRedGoat on Chain Hulk - Vannifar Flash Hulk

1 year ago

For the greaves I see where they are an issue for "ETB untapping" creatures and I hadn't considered how many you run. I also didn't catch the zero cmc creatures being there for the combo, but at that point I feel you're reaching pretty far for a combo that would be easier to assemble with basic creature tutors. At least on paper it sounds that way. In practice it might be rather easy. I wouldn't know myself.

Real suggestions I feel would be involving Seedborn Muse or Quest for Renewal or Intellectual Offering and a similarly large volley of cards that ultimately would warp into a deck of it own. I don't enjoy hearing that so I'm not about to go on about it really.

As far as the niche cards, things like Instill Energy or say Crab Umbra line up better with my train of thought, and the plate mail was representative of its type of effect more than being a suggestion itself. With the speed you're wanting to play at, "non-creatures to creatures" would always be too slow, but the idea is to have something that is harder to remove and still be working towards your combo. I'm certain there are better examples but it is late and I'm not firing on all cylinders atm.

In any case, gl with your build. I might have my own take on Judith, the Scourge Diva up by tomorrow night at the latest and I'd love your insights on it.

Spell_Slam on Merry Lich-mas

1 year ago

Good start!

More cards you should consider to make cards like Quiet Speculation more viable: Increasing Ambition, Increasing Confusion and Deep Analysis

Here are a few other suggestions I think would work well with your deck: Academy Elite, Pieces of the Puzzle, Possessed Skaab and The Mirari Conjecture.

In terms of what to cut, Crab Umbra does protect your commander from a board wipe and lets you untap, but it doesn't help with Dralnu's painful downside and there are more efficient ways to untap your commander. Corrupted Conscience also seems a bit random in your deck, since it doesn't really synergize with anything, though it's still a powerful card. Unwind seems like the weakest and narrowest of your counters, of which you already plenty. Nightveil Sprite is a great card in 60-card constructed, but might fall short in a multi-player, 100-card format.

Great deck! I do not look forward to playing against you...

lagotripha on Turn 2 Freed from the Real

1 year ago


The relevant card is Freed from the Real. You need it to win. You won't always have it. The closest you can get to more copies of it is Aura of Dominion/Crab Umbra, and both are way more difficult to combo with, so its usually worth paying some extra mana at instant speed to look for Freed from the Real- be it transmuting Drift of Phantasms or casting a bunch of cantrips.

A cantrip that provides some extra mana when the other combo peices are there might be attractive. When you can try and jam Primal Command turn three by untapping an arbor elf, thats a big thing.

The_Cardinal on Happy Crab Friends

1 year ago

I'm sad to not see a Crab Umbra. But the deck seems solid !

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